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Duration

7 Days

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

Morocco Desert – The Sultan’s Trail from Marrakech

In an air-conditioned 4×4 with a qualified and competent driver and guide, JCI TOURS will take you on a real adventure.

During this 7-day Morocco Desert Tour, you will admire the South of Morocco and the High Atlas while visiting Ouarzazate, Boumalne, Tinghir and surroundings via the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Continuation to Merzouga where you will make the most of your stay in the middle of the Moroccan desert dunes. Then, you will leave to discover the palm oases of Tafilalet via Zagora. A breathtaking natural setting that will leave you speechless.

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Itinerary

Sunday: Flight to Marrakech

Pick-up at Marrakech Menara airport, hotel transfer, accommodation and dinner.

Monday: Marrakech

After breakfast, you will set off on a historical visit of the city to discover the minaret of the iconic Koutoubia mosque (77 meters) which dates back to 12th century; the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the necropolis next to the Kasbah mosque which accommodates the tombs of the thirteen Saadian sultans and their relatives. Lunch in a typical restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will visit the medina and walk through its winding alleys and souks where tanners, leatherworkers, basket makers, cabinetmakers, coppersmiths, silversmiths, will amaze you with their talent. The last part of the visit will be to Jamaa El Fna Square, one of the most fascinating tourist attractions in the city. Your visit to the Square is undeniably a lifetime experience you will never forget. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Tuesday: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Boumalne - M'semrir

Starting from Marrakech right after breakfast at the hotel, our 4x4 will lead us to Ouarzazate passing through the village of Taddert and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m). Continuation on the road of the Kasbahs via Skoura Oasis and Kalâa M'Gouna towards Boumalne du Dadès. After lunch, we will take the track that descends to the Dades Gorges to lead us to M'semrir via Ait Oudinar. Dinner and accommodation at the bivouac in M'semrir.

Wednesday: M'semrir - Tamtatouche - Tinghir - Erfoud- Merzouga

After breakfast, we will drive along a stepped track of 2800 m from the Dades Gorges to the Todra Gorges, via Tamtatouche. The track twists from the High Atlas to the exit of the majestic Todra Gorges with impressive granite walls more than 300 meters high. After lunch in the gorges, visit of the oasis of Tinghir and continuation to Tinjdad to take a paved road which leads us to Erfoud through the dates palms of Tafilalet. From there, taking a sandy track, we will continue to Merzouga where the bivouac will be organized. Dinner and accommodation at the foot of the dunes, under the starry sky of the South.

Thursday: Merzouga - Taouz - Bir lamharech

After enjoying the spectacular sunrise view over the golden sand dunes, time for breakfast and departure from Merzouga by the South track, via Taouz (depending on road conditions) border post which forms a pond that serves as a refuge of hundreds of flamingos. Continue along the Ziz wadi, through a fascinating landscape until Bir Lemharech. Picnic lunch on the way. Dinner and accommodation in bivouac.

Friday: Bir Lemharech - Tissemoumine - Tizi-n-Tafilalet - Zagora

After breakfast, driving on the track via Daya El Maider and the small oases of Oum Jirane and Tissemoumine before crossing the Tizi-n-Tafilalet pass which leads to the Drâa valley and the oasis of Zagora. Lunch on the way. Dinner and accommodation in a Kasbah.

Saturday: Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After breakfast, visit of the Zagora Oasis and departure to Agdz, going up the Drâa wadi through fortified villages and oases. Continuation via the Tizi-n-Tinififft pass to Ouarzazate. Lunch and visit of the Atlas Studios (optional) where several Hollywood films were shot. Then, a departure from the pre-Saharan highlands via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260 m) to descend to the Haouz plain and its splendid capital Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Sunday: Return flight

After breakfast, hotel pick-up and transfer to Marrakesh Menara Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation on Half- Board in Marrakech, Zagora and D3 to D6 Bivouacs
  • Lunch on the way
  • Professional French speaking guide
  • Transportation in 4x4 with driver (4 to 5 pax / 4X4)
  • Driver and Gasoil
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Personal and extra expenses
  • Drinks
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